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The Winged Eminence Of Darkness of Penneshaw

“Complexo Cruor!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Ordo Imperialia



Population22.12 billion


AnimalAngel of Death

The Winged Eminence Of Darkness of Penneshaw is a gargantuan, orderly nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 22.12 billion Penneshawians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 72.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Penneshawian economy, worth a remarkable 1,364 trillion Bloods a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 61,707 Bloods, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Jails have become colloquially known as 'vampire houses', businesses that prove successful are immediately broken up, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, and Max Barry is this year's Miss Penneshaw. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Penneshaw's national animal is the Angel of Death, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cruor.

Penneshaw is ranked 115,784th in the world and 83rd in Ordo Imperialia for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 247.36 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Populations: 4,202ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,502ndLargest Black Market: 6,410thTop
Highest Economic Output: 10,117th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the region

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